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carrier. the airports have been rough over the past couple of days with superstorm sandy. in our neck of the woods, definitely quieting down. the unsettled weather will continue for 24 more hours as the storm system pulls out. next we turn to the potential for very dense fog. and we have to get through very gusty winds later on today as the system pulls out. what to expect? showers will clear by midday. most of the activity has been trending from north to south. still about 58 degrees here in san jose. you're already in the 60s in the city where the sun is breaking through. a mix of sun and clouds throughout the remainder of the day. sunset tonight at 6:10. it's going down so early. but as you know, we have a time change just around the corner. a little patchy fog on friday. widespread fog saturday. and settled weather, comfortable conditions, good-looking weekend. that's your tease. >> and the weekend is spectacular with that extra hour to sleep. >> that just makes everything better. >> see you in a minute. >>> she mentioned superstorm sandy. millions across the northeast are beginni
.com. >>> coming up, eyewitness to disaster. >> frustrated. >> sandy survivors arrive in the bay area. >>> also, the invention of cinema's most famous villains. and there's word that george lucas will try to do a lot of good after selling "star wars." >>> and sergio romo's parade fashion choice has a lot of people talking. >>> a downright cold night already here across the bay area with 48 in santa rosa. we could near some 30s as we head throughout tomorrow morning. and while we're speaking of the cold now, it's all about the warming trend in the seven-day forecast. >>> he has two world series under his belt and one t-shirt that's getting almost as much attention. giants closer sergio romo angered some critics with his fashion choice, which some read as a political statement. was it the right choice at the right time? >> reporter: he pointed at the  words on his t-shirt throughout the parade route. i just look illegal. but giants pitcher sergio romo didn't explain the message when we spoke to him wednesday. >> what a way to reward them. what a fitting end to a great season. >> reporter: in tod
to battleground state, trying to win over undecided voters. >>> plus, how hurricane sandy is playing a role as well. >>> and how businesses in south bay are trying to get creative without the regular hockey crow crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york city marathon this weekend. when the race was cancelled, she agreed now is not the time to run. instead, she st
one. >>> good morning. more misery as the northeast sandy. a new threat, another storm the new jobs report is out this morning. it is mixed news. 171,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate up slightly to 7.9%. we will get reaction from both campaigns. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the count down has gun for air oh smith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday. i am matt lauer. >> i am savannah guthrie. it has been a hard week around here. we are excited to have something to smile about. aerosmith is here. >> i listened to the check. and the visual of them on the concert stage is something to remember. it is a great distraction. but only a distraction from the on-going problems in the wake of the storm sandy. this morning, the death toll from the storm has risen from more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk abo
are still reeling from hurricane sandy. from flooding to snow, a live report after this break. >>> plus -- >> i'm kimberly tere live in the east bay where a new outlet mall has opened just in time for the holiday shopping season. more on the high-end stores with deep discounts, coming up in a live report. woman: oh! tully's. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa. and you'll always find your favorite. woman #2: with so many choices, keurig has everyone's favorite. i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> well, the timing could not be worse. a new winter storm is hammering the east coast this evening. it's already canceled 46 flights out of here in sfo. but more noticeably, it's hurting many of the same people who were hit by last week's superstorm. nbc bay area's jay gray joins us this evening from new jersey. jay we see the snow right in front of you. what now for this region that is already crippled? >> reporter: raj, you'r
and that is creating a plenty of frustration back east. we'll bring you the latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >>> and the possibility of storms on the west coast. we'll show what you expert are saying is likely in store and why. this is hayden. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to ho
. >>> still ahead, will superstorm sandy have a bad impact on election day on the east coast? we will tell you how states are getting around all of the damage and trying to fill out their ballots. >>> and the price tag might be a little tough to swallow. did the city dip into the red or dip into the black and orange to pay for it? >>> right now, it's not poison. this is nothing but sweet horizon. a live look at san jose. we'll be back in a minute. [ male announcer ] are you ready for tomorrow's technology today? then switch to at&t u-verse tv. add the wireless receiver exclusively from at&t, and you're no longer tied to the tv outlet. move your tv wherever you want in your home...even outside. [ megan ] call now and switch to u-verse for just $29 a month for six months, with a total home dvr included, free for life. add hbo and cinemax and get the first three months free. plus you can bundle tv and u-verse high speed internet with speeds up to 24 megs. [ male announcer ] our total home dvr lets you record four shows at once... and play them back in any room. every channel is in 100-percent,
. while the cleanup from sandy is far from over, some are having to brace for another powerful storm heading that way. >>> a remarkable step, literally, for science. the first stair climb by a man wearing a bionic leg. we will show you that. woman: oh! tully's. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa. and you'll always find your favorite. woman #2: with so many choices, keurig has everyone's favorite. i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> a woman is accused of using an explosive device to set fire to the her neighbor's home. she allegedly threw the molotov cocktail in to a win deand fled. the residents were able to put out the fire quickly. police arrested her on suspicion of arson and use of an explosive device. her bail is set at a half million dollars. >>> there was a dramatic rescue off the coast of marin county involving two children trapped in an overturned boat. >> reporter: from afar it looked lake the perfect da
forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida. as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it along the carolina coastline. by wednesday morning i
video shows three connecticut mansions burning as sandy made landfall on monday night. this video released by the fire department in connecticut. it showed the windy conditions that prevented those firefighters from battling the blaze. first responders evacuated residents but were unable to save their home. >>> millions of people are without power in the northeast. floodwaters remain in many areas, including lower manhattan. president obama toured the jersey coast today, where he pledged support for the long haul. jay gray is in new jersey with the latest. >> reporter: this is what the long road back looks like in new jersey. >> devastated. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: and for many, unbearable. >> i got nothing left. no memories or anything else. everything's ruined. >> reporter: ravaged by sandy. homes ripped from their foundations. thrown in the middle of the street. entire communities washed away. others still underwater. we're seeing a very common sight here. the devastation stretches for miles. towns and lives reduced to rubble. >> can't even imagine that. no matter how mu
. just recovering from superstorm sandy, they're now bracing for another storm heading their way. parts of new york city and new jersey, evacuations still under way. all that devastation out there. airlines also canceling flights coming in and out of new york airports. the national weather service says there's a chance for flooding, strong, gusty winds and even a snowfall there. they continue to get piled on. airlines already starting to cancel flights in anticipation of this coming storm. so not as bad as sandy but still not good. >> yeah, it goes without saying this is the last thing that the east coast needs. christine, i no you have your eye on this. >> yeah, very closely watching what this nor'easter can do. right now, the good news is, it did show signs of weakening. it's not looking quite as strong as we originally forecast. let's take it right to the maps and show you what we're expecting when it comes to this nor'easter which the weather channel named athena. the weather channel will be naming very strong winter storms. this is athena. as we head throughout today and tomorrow,
hurricane sandy continues as the days go by making the road to recovery long and painful. danielle leigh is in atlantic city. >> we need help. >> reporter: cry for help is growing louder this morning. >> something has to be done. >> reporter: parts of staten island is unlivable. >> we are devastated here. >> reporter: across the northeast, communities are tied of waiting for help. relief is long and tedious. lines are becoming the new normal for gas, food and every day travel and public transportation. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> reporter: crews promise they are making progress. in atlantic city, tractors pick up the planks from the boardwalk. >> we are ready for the people to come back. >> reporter: new york city is ready to continue traditions, too. not everyone is in favor of holding the marathon. >> someone who has no home is put back out into the street. there is no plan for the city on transitional housing, but a runner from out of town will get that room. >> reporter: many are asking for federal help. >> in the cold and dark. >> reporter: tired of accepting life witho
sandy is worse than hurricane katrina. governor cuomo says sandy hit a more densely hit area. the governor says his state now needs $42 billion to recover from all that damage. $9 billion of that amount will help prepare for future storms by protecting the power grid and the cell phone network. >>> a spokesperson for the israeli army is under fire after appearing online in black face. scott mcgrew says it is a startling misstep for an organization that has been tech savvy until now. >> we were talking about how the israeli defense force was using twitter and youtube and facebook to generate support in ways that we had never seen before during war time. but this picture is doing just the opposite. this is idf spokesperson on facebook. he smeared his face with mud and he has written the caption "obama style." he has since taken his facebook pictures private. one commenter asked if it is appropriate to mock the president of the united states considering how much money the u.s. sends to israel. some context here. this picture was apparently taken at the dead sea some months ago a
to help hurricane sandy victims, again, toenight, on nbc bay area, we will have a storm benefit and the humane society is putting together animal rescue times to head that way. we will have more coming up on the seven-day forecast, raj and jess, even on when the next storm system is expected to arrive here in theay area. not so bad, we get heat and rain coming in the seven-day forecast. >> perfect fall weather. thank you. what is the cost of cutting class? coming up we get a reality check how much it costs schools when kids skip school. >> how the district is now explaining its actions. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> it's an eye opening and controversial filing. the district subjects that a fo
. they just started the cleanup from hurricane sandy and now this next brutal lashing. we could have more areas of flooding, power outages with winds that have already topped 60 miles per hour with this storm system and also snow will range anywhere from 1 to 5 inch inches in some of these hard hit areas like staten island and also seabright, new jersey. >>> police make an arrest after a crime at one of nancy pelosi's homes. we'll have the latest on that investigation. >>> also, it's bringing a lot of jobs to the east bay. is this the bay area's new fashion hot spot? we'll show you the new outlet mall. >>> and it's heating up outside the state capitol. back in a moment. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. thi
. first time this we're a contingent of homeless veterans walked in the parade. super storm sandy left thousands of people homeless. still to come the plight of all the pets. plus, two nursing home residents are dead. and four others are sick after eating soup a care gaver made. and two killed a teenager and dumped his body in an abandoned building. they say police are not doing enough to find the killer. >>> welcome back. in heyward tonight, family and friends gathered to share their grief over the killing of a 19-year-old man. ernesto was reported missing and found dead last week with. >> reporter: good evening. the most pressing question is who would want to kill 19-year-old ernesto and why? you can see that people have left candles here at the abandoned building where he was found dead and the family is demanding answers and justice. >> use this time to be there for his family. >> reporter: about 150 people gathered an abandoned auto shop in heyward tonight where the body of ernesto was found last tuesday. his father reportedly the 19-year-old missing on november 1st. his family sp
, christina. >>> nothing compared to what's going on on the east coast. just a week after superstorm sandy slammed into the northeast, the hard-hit region facing another stormy blast in athena. nbc's danielle leigh reports. >> reporter: the season's first winter storm to strike the northeast continues its trek northward, dropping heavy snow and beating communities in new england with strong winds. people already battered by hurricane sandy last week barely waited for the sun to rise before starting to clean up -- again. >> good news is that we have not seen the kind of damage we saw with hurricane sandy. >> reporter: marie was without power for more than two days after the hurricane. then came the snow. >> winter last year was very mild here. and it was a wonderful, wonderful thing. so i'm kind of hoping this year will be the same. >> reporter: what you've seen so far, gosh, you think -- >> it hasn't been pretty. >> reporter: several inches of snow blanketed the region, setting a record for snowfall in the big apple. winds toppled power lines, putting pr than 100,000 people in the dark, po
blankets tonight. >> yeah. >> thanks, jeff. >>> coming up, his home was blacked out by sandy but this man got the power back on using his prius. we'll show you how he did it, next. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> listen to this. a new jersey man bought his hybrid car earlier this year to save gas. today he considers it a li lifesav lifesaver. >> bob sacala says several years ago he read online about using the toyota prius as a source of power. when the recent storms hit the east coast he decided you know what, i have a prius, i'll give it a try. he bought a few accessories, a couple of extension cords, and voila, take a l
the university's top official and super storm sandy leaves behind a path of destruction. today's heartbreaking discovery in the rubble. "world tonight" is next. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> hurricane sandy may be gone, but the misery and desperation continues to grow. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> jessica and raj, today in the rubble crews found the bodies of two young boys ages 2 and 4 who were ripped from their mother's arms on monday. she was driving her kids to a jelte or staten island when a surge of water overcame her suv. the death toll now above 80 in the u.s. over 4 million still without power across the northeast, so lack of electricity has shut down gas stations and supermarkets, causing extremely lon
>>> good morning. >>> good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim.victim. >> we are cold.e cold. oh, my goodness.dness. >>> honeymoon over.n over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while r w republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. . >>> and you go, girl., girl. the 9-year-old phenom with m wi unbelievable moves on the n the football field.ll field. why she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2012.3 c1 >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning.morning. i'm savannah gurthrie.urthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer.lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with w that woman.that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago, when the storm hit. in the middle of the interview, they were talking about that, no heat. s and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel.
tours the damage left by hurricane sandy. we'll have the latest on the situation on the east coast. >> bay area schools failing to follow a federal law. our full investigation into title 9. >> a big day for netflix while apple and facebook fall. scott joins us with our business and tech head lines. >>> the plot thickens for a silicon valley online movie streamer. investors are ready to give it a standing ovation. >> let's check in with scott budman who has the good news from wall street. >> tell you the best news of all for the stock market is that they opened up after two days of being shut down. the trading was smooth, even better than smooth if you own netflix and shot straight up after carl icahn announced that he is taking a 10% ownership stake in the company. does that mean a possible sale? who knows but wall street approves of the news netflix stock up 14%. also closely watched today, facebook. today employees of the social networking company were able to sell some of their shares, nothing too dramatic but any move to put more shares out in the market makes the shares you cu
of hurricane sandy vice president biden is assuring people in new jersey the federal government will not abandon them. he spent most of today touring the damage. the vice president, who spent summers a the jersey shore as a child said he understands the need to rebuild the state's beach communities. >> so as the president said we are not going anywhere, gov. we're not going anywhere and you have a home boy in the deal who gets it. >> the four hch legged victims of hurricane sandy made their way to the west coast. they were flown in on a donated chartered southwest airlines flight chaperoned by animal rescue experts from sea world with and take on the the helen woodward animal center where they will be until they are placed in their new homes. they were set to be euthanized but now they will find new homes. >>> with thanksgiving week here now, skiers and snow boarders are hitting the slopes. lucky for them the week storm dumped plenty of fresh powder in the sierra. richard sharp explains why the timing of the weather and the next round of snow couldn't be better. >> reporter: it'
been destroyed twice in the past year, after irene and sandy. the woman who was so used to giving her everything to everyone around her now seeing the community that she has created rally around her and her family to bring back a sense of normalcy. it's a beautiful, inspiring story. >> and as you know, this is one of the busiest travel it's of the year and the weather can wreak havoc on flight schedules, of course, causing major delays. i found out firsthand what you can do to make your unexpected stay at the airport a little less stressful. we'll try. >> we'll take whatever we can get. >> if you can pass time looking at viral videos. we've all seen psy's "gangnam style." can you do gangnam style? can you do it? this has been a viral sensation. we will have a wrapup of the best thanksgiving viral sensations out there. wait until you see what we've got. it's pretty good stuff. >> a cute baby ahead. >>> first, though, a final check of the weather with diylan. >>> we are talking about the cold air today, but it is actually pretty nice in other parts of the country but i noticed matching
. a lot of this area, of course, still reels from the deadly hurricane sandy storm, which has devastated a lot of that northeastern coastline that remains paralyzed. now they have another storm system on the way for next week some time on wednesday into thursday where they could get 1 to 2 inches of additional rainfall, which would mean more flooding concerns. and this could also bring wind 20 to 40 miles per hour and keep plenty of those power concerns in places we know many communities continue to be paralyzed from this storm system in the northeast. now we want to join nbc's jay gray who is in atlantic city where that cleanup continues. we hear that a big decision was just made in new york city? >> reporter: yeah, in fact, jeff, they decided after days of controversy to now cancel the new york city marathon this weekend, deciding it's a time to stop, stay, and help instead of run in the city. you can see what is left of an older part of the boardwalk behind me here in atlantic city. so many communities from lower manhattan through here in atlantic city, up and down the east coast, all
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and saw the devastation left behind by super storm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of maeals. 400,000 people have asked for emergency aid from fema. >>> several high profile republicans tonight are distancing themselves from mitt romney after his comments about why president obama won the electi election. in a phone call last night, romney asserted the president won by giving out gifts to minorities and young people. citing specifically immigration proposals and free contraception coverage for women. at the end of the meeting, several party leaders predicted the gop will lose again if it keeps running the same playbook of remarks instead of outlining detailed policies. >>> here's the good news, it didn't happen a week from now, during the thanksgiving holiday. thousands of passengers around the world were stuck at airports after a major computer glitch. about 250 flights were delayed. that affected traffic all over the country obviously. united officials say the computer problem was corrected and normal operations resumed within a couple hours. this was the
'easter that hit the east coast has slowed down the hurricane sandy recovery a bit. that's because crews and residents spent the day digging out of record snowfall. another 300,000 people lost power overnight. that's on top of the 600,000 still in the dark from sandy last week. >>> the pentagon confirm that two iranian jets fired an an unmanned u.s. drone and missed. the pentagon said the droep was attacked last thursday while doing routine surveillance over the persian gulf. in international air space. we when reporters asked if this was an act of war, the pentagon spokesman said he didn't want to get into quote, legal characterizations. as for how the u.s. might respond, he said there was a wide range of options from diplomatic to military. >> from the atlantic to the pacific. >> president assad making threats in a rare television appearance today. he said if there is any we were intervention, the whole world would, quote, suffer the consequences. assad made no indication of stepping down to end the 19-month conflict vowing to live and die in syria. >>> and a changing of the guard in c
images this morning showing the wrath of superstorm sandy. look at the video from new york port authority. shows water gushing into a station in hoboken, new jersey, as record level sea water surged above 13 feet as we are all getting these images, even now, still cannot even believe some of the things you see. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thanks very much. >>> alice here with a check of the weather, bud. >> things are quiet in the east. big problems in the pacific northwest. big storm system coming in, bringing in rain, heavy rain later today on into tonight as a combination cold front, low pressure system pushes in and brings that heavy rain. one to two inches of rain and there's going to be a lot of >>> good friday morning to you. showers increasing at this point. make sure you're ready for a slick commute. you can see most of the bay area at this point getting some light to moderate showers, some heavy rain on the way to half moon bay in the next half hour or so. we'll continue to see light showers, embedded thunderstorms throughout the day today. keep the umbrella handy all thr
sandy after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans could hurt job creation. >>> after a rough closing on wednesday over those fiscal cliff fears, wall street is once again on edge this morning as new figures show the 17-nation euro zone has officially fallen back into a recession. and workers protest there are sweeping across the continent. kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange with more. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the congressional budget office has warned that failing to fix the $600 billion in tax and spending cuts would drive the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one
. rental cars almost impossible to find because thousands of them were flooded by hurricane sandy. if you're trying to get a rental car, probably didn't have much luck. as far as air travel, good news, it's down from last year, so the airports will be a little emptier. when you're shopping for airfare, that's down as well. about 11%. the average price for a ticket within the u.s. today is $188. finally, buses, cruise ships and trains, 1.3 million americans traveling that way today. so here we are on i-95. we're hoping to get back to you matt. i hear you're cooking dinner. >> you might want to head in the other direction. thank you very much. good to see you. >> you're cooking but he's not invited? >> don't want my cooking, that's all. >> let's get a check of the top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning savannah and matt and everyone. a last-ditch effort to save hostess brands has failed. the second largest union broke down late tuesday. the cake maker heads to bankruptcy court today to let a judge decide what the company can liquidate. there may be hopes for twink
two weeks after superstorm sandy 120,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark. this is american red cross and criticism to the response saying its work has been near flawless, but in some hard hit areas like breezy point new york, residents have seen no sign of the relief organizations. >>> in a landmark vote, greek lawmakers approved the country's 2013 austerity budget. it is a major step forward securing a 40 billion rescue loan to prevent greece going bankrupt. >>> a full on throw down at the phoenix international raceway after nascar stars jeff gordon and clint boyar got into a bump. gordon slowed down, after weeks of dust up. the road rage didn't stop there. pit crews from both teams got into it in the garage area. nascar is considering what penalties to inflict on the two. as you heard, matt, savannah, al, gordon saying he's not going to apologize. >> might want to be careful when he gets in the car next time. that's not going to end well. >> like a hockey game broke out. >> i know. >>> mr. roker, what's the weather look like? >> we have a vigorous cold front making it across
sandy, about to get hit by this storm system that could produce winds 30 to 50 miles per hour. more power outages. isolated flooding, and not to mention, the heartache there, as many people are still trying to clean up. on our three-day forecast, there's temperatures in the 70s for wednesday. by thursday and friday, 60s coming back. rain returns on thursday. a few isolated thunderstorms possible on friday. and we stay with that cooler trend for saturday, sunday, monday and tuesday. so, if you have the shorts out today, it's time to get the jackets ready. it will be a slip for us in thursday's forecast. >> jeff, thank you. >>> back to our local issues now. another local issue getting national attention, that proposed soda tax in richmond. its measure n. that would put a penny tax on all drinks with sugar in them. think of soda, and certain juices. obesity rates in richmond are higher than in some areas. it's being defeated in a big way. 68% to 32%, no on measure n in richmond. >> we talked about proposition 30, which is up 3.4 points, where it was just a few minutes ago. that's conti
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affected by hurricane sandy. each person in the parade will be wearing a pin from the american red cross. and a special float will be dedicated to the first responders and volunteers. >>> let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri, who used to work at 30 rock at the network level. how is that parade, jeff? >> it's incredible. if you live in new york city, you have to go see it in person at least once. all right. let's get a look at the doppler radar here. over the past 24 hours, we have had a lot of rainfall. also plenty of snow up across the sierra. but it is now cleared out there. are no raindrops on the roadways. if you're doing any traveling tonight, it's a lot safer for you. but let's get a look at these impressive rainfall totals. the north bay got in over an inch. walnut creek 1.12. santa rosa over an inch as well, san francisco at 1 inch even. you head down to san jose. unfortunately only 0.15 as it finally got to the south bay, a lot of that moisture got wrung out. so not quite as much as a soaker. but you can use every job you get there down into san jose. we're dry ac
, mobile devices. >> yes, of course. thank you. >> you bet. >>> superstorm sandy carried a hefty price tag for new york city, and mayor bloomberg there wants help picking up the pieces. new york's mayor announcing today that the city suffered $19 billion in losses from that storm. bloomberg is planning a trip to capitol hill this week to ask congress for almost $10 billion in aid. that's in addition to the $5.4 billion they expect in reimbursements from fema. it's not sure how much of the city's request will overlap with the 30 billion that new york's governor requested from the feds. >>> in health matters tonight, the company behind the so-called sprinkle diet is paying nearly a million dollars to the state of california. the makers of sensa, a diet supplement which is sprinkled on food have agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a false advertising lawsuit. that was filed by several district attorneys, including santa clara counties. the state's nutritional supplement task force investigated the claims that its weight loss benefits were proven in the largest clinical study ever. expert says th
angels left homeless because of superstorm sandy. >> we are back here at animal care and control in new york city where sadly the cages are still full with wonderful little doggies like this little guy. he is a handsome and a beauty. rocky is what? a spaniel docson mix? >> yeah, and rescued as a stray. >> he's so sweet and energetic. can you see his tail is going a mile a minute? wonderful dog for children and families. this beautiful boy is charlie. >> charlie's a 6-month-old, still a puppy. >> and so affectionate and just perfect for this weather because it is cold. >> he's got a coat on, doesn't he? >> this 1-year-old poodle mix named cotton ball is so sweet, but she is a little frightened, right? >> yeah, found her hiding underneath a car. someone rescued her. >> she's in great shape, wasn't injured. >> and she's been adjusting really, really well. >> and finally we have meow to wow. and these little angels lucy and simba are survivors from superstorm sandy, but tragically their owners lost everything, their home, and now they're up for adoption. >> we'd like to keep them together s
midland beach and residents here, like in other parts of the region, now know surviving sandy means surviving the two weeks after it. make no mistake. help is here and things are getting better, but because of scenes like this some are calling this the new normal and those who are actually living it say it's miserable and there's nothing normal about it. >> reporter: a utility crew on long island is just getting to the downed tree and the web of wires it took down. residents forced to put up their own sign to warn people of the danger. their patience, like their power, is gone. >> the fact that it's two weeks later, and we still have live wires on our street is completely unacceptable. >> reporter: unacceptable and reaching a breaking point for mothers like barbara trying to get their families back on track. her son jack just celebrated his 6th birthday in a cold, dark house. not even jack's smile could stop mom's tears. >> very hard. >> reporter: part of the frustration is that the vast majority of the 8 million plus who lost power have it back. so far the tens of thousands still i
: and the flutteringly sweet tooth fairy, the glimmering drowsy sandman. >> sandy, sandy? >> reporter: all work together. >> each of those lights is a child. >> naughty or nice we protect them. >> you don't want me. >> reporter: jack's problem is he doesn't feel believed in or very important but is recruited to join them as the newest guardian. >> music. ♪ >> what makes you think i want to be a guardian? >> of course you do? to save the world's children from the villain, pitch black. he makes kids' hopes and beliefs disappear. >> it's fear. we caught up with the voice of jack frost, actor chris pine. >> you don't want me. you're all hard working deadlines and i'm snowballs. >> reporter: must have been tough to do those scenes all alone. >> i'm not looking at anybody, looking at a page of dialogue and a microphone. they brought alex in for my character jack frost and the santa claus. >> am i on the naughty list? >> on the naughty list. you hold the record. >> reporter: it was actually harder to do with alec there so i was more taken with what watching what alec was doing. >> the children are in danger.
storm aimed at the hard hit northeast. and al is in sandy point, new jersey, again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> they built this berm, this dune a mile long yesterday to protect against the nor'easter yesterday to put in an access point and bringing in dump trucks to bring in more sand to protect against a storm surge. let's show you the northeast, because they are making a way along the new jersey coast and bringing in strong northeasterly winds and wind gusts from 30 to 40 miles per hour, and we are expecting airport delays along the i-95 corridor and expecting storm surge from two to four feet of storm surge along the eastern board. the storm surge is going to be causing problems on the beach erosion, and shore waves of 8 to 12 feet. and we have rain with the system. we are talking about anywhere from two to four inches of rain, but look at what is behind it. along the new york/new jersey shoreline, on into pennsylvania and upstate new york, we are talking about snow. some areas are picking up six to nine inches of snow. the philadelphia area has a winter storm warnin
at changing their safety measures. >>> a week after hurricane sandy hit the east coast, more than a million people are still without power tonight. the death toll rose over the weekend to 117, and it's estimated some 200,000 people are homeless. volunteers from all over the country have arrived to help deliver supplies there. schools did re-open today, a little bitz bit of a bright spot. a majority of the subways are up and running, but gas is still hard to come by. there are reports that a gallon of gas is going for $20 a gallon on the black market. >> that might impact where people vote. there's about 60 polling places in new york city that have to be closed down or moved because of the weather tomorrow. >> they're looking at a storm moving in. the heavy rain will hold off another day, maybe another one it to two inches of rain towards the east coast. if you have family that day, they have another round. not a hurricane but gusty wind and rain. back here at home, unbelievable record-setting heat today. we're going to talk about how long that lasts and when rain returns in a few minutes. >
the wrath of superstorm sandy 100,000 people still in the dark mostly on long island. residents there fuming and state lawmakers are putting pressure on the long island power authority. in other parts of the northeast, the majority of schools are reopening and gas rationing has ended. and speaking of gas, the u.s. is on its way to becoming more self-sufficient. a new report today says the u.s. will overtake saudi arabia as the world's leading oil producer in five years. experts say it probably won't dramatically change prices but it could prevent huge spikes since we won't be as dependent on other countries for oil. the international energy agency said america's widespread adoption of fracking, hydraulic fracturing, and drilling has made oil reserves much more accessible. overseas the civil war in syria escalating to another dangerous level today. the israeli military fired today at syrian artillery units after stray shells ended up on their side of the border in golan heights. israel doesn't believe it was targeted just spillover from the sill war but warns it will respond. the spillover is
the borough of staten island and saw the devastation left behind by superstorm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of meals. 400,000 people asked for emergency aid from fema. some schools are finally reopened while dozens of others remain closed. new at 6:00, a major heist at jfk international airport overnight where $1.5 million worth of apple products were stolen. some 3600 ipad minis stolen. investigators say they think it may be an inside job. the thieves arrived around the airport around 11:0 last night. they used airport forklifts to unload them into a truck. they left three pallets at the scene after being questioned by a worker. last night's robbery is reminiscent of another crime. it was the site of the heist documented in the film goodfellas. >>> it's super fast and green. the new tesla named the car of the year a few days ago. our business and tech reporter scott budman got a chance to kick the tires and take one for a spin. tesla gave him the keys just for the day. >> it's quiet, but it's still making a lot of noise. the all electric tesla model s. now for
romney. >>> super storm sandy carried a hefty price tag. the mayor is announcing that the city suffered $19 billion in losses from the storm. mayor bloomberg is planning a trip to capitol hill to ask congress for $10 billion in aid. it's not clear how much that will overlap with the $30 billion he requested from the feds. >> jeff ranieri is here to tell us about what's happening. >> we have a few storm systems this way throughout the week. not only the rain, but also the wind. we'll have the full seven day forecast. two of the strongest storms coming our way in the bay area in just a few minutes. >>> coming up in sports, no one is trying to be a backup quarterback. guys want to be the man. the quarterback controversy continues in san francisco. who should be the leader of the nineers it's a hot topic and we'll cover it in sports. >>> in health matters tonight, news about alzheimer's. researchers say alzheimer's can act very differently depending on your gender. the brain begins to shrink earlier in women with the disease, but men tend to have more difficulty than women with thinking abo
mom and pop store a boost of business. here in this area, badly needed in the wake of hurricane sandy. joining us more to talk more about that is new york city mayor michael bloomberg. welcome. >> thank you. welcome to small business saturday. >> good to be here. we all know what the city has been through over the past few weeks. you have an announcement regarding some of those businesses that even still can't open. >> number one, small business saturday is the creation of american express. they've done a wonderful thing helping small businesses grow in this city. small businesses account for 98% of all businesses. they employ 50% of the people in this city. 2/3 of them have five employees or less. they really are the job creators for new york city. new york city has gotten back 200% of the jobs lost during the recession. the country has only gotten back 40% and it's really all been in small businesses. small businesses are the ones in your neighborhood that let you really find good values, get somebody that knows what you need, understands your culture, and it's very important, a lot
to recover after superstorm sandy. this as dropping temperatures and a new storm bare down on the region. a nor'easter set to slam the region on wednesday. state officials are working to ease the voting process for displaced people allowing voters in emergency zones to vote at any polling station they can access. >>> prosecutors at lewis mccord say that staff sergeant robert bales went on a killing spree in two afghan villages last march after drinking with fellow soldiers, watching a movie about rejeng killings and discussing a friend who had lost a leg. he's accused of carrying out one of the worst wars a trosties over the last ten years and faces murder and six counts of attempted murder. the 39-year-old has not entered a plea, but attorneys say he has post-traumatic stress disorder. prosecutors showed video of bales surrendering taken by surveillance blimps. >>> now let's head to wall street. >> the markets like certainty, whatever the reaction in the next few days, investors will shift focus to how to avoid the fiscal cliff. automatically traded at the end of year. back to you. >> m
caused by hurricane sandy drivers can buy gas every other day based on odd or even license plate numbers. mayor michael bloomberg said only 1/4 of the city's gas stations were open because of power outages or delayed fuel shipments. >>> now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round up of what has you talking online. "dancing with the stars" cohost brooke burke revealed in an online video thursday that she is going to have surgery for thyroid cancer. >> doctors say that this is like a good cancer to have that. that sounds so crazy but my doctor did tell me this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing. >> the 41-year-old mother of four said the surgery will leave her with a scar on her neck but she plans to make a positive out of the negative and be a really good patient. >>> thousands of twi-hard "twilight" fans already camping out in los angeles for monday's premiere of the sequel "breaking dawn part two." red carpet guests include "twilight" megastar taylor lautner who will be here live in our studio this morning. the movie opens nationwide next friday. >>> and everyone
. this is an 80-foot tree, and a little extra special this year. >> reporter: it withstood hurricane sandy. >> what would christmas be without santa? >> hi, santa. >> how is it going? >> i love this tree. i love the smell of spruce in the morning. you know, it brings the holiday spirit right here to new york city from the good friends over in new jersey, really gone through a blast here the last few weeks. >> really need the holiday. >> brought some north pole weather. tell you what. better than the warm weather you had the other day. >> are you ready for the holiday? >> absolutely ready. just opened it at radio city music hall last night so we're very excited about that. >> the 85th anniversary. >> 85 years. >> spectacular. >> we've been dancing in new york. >> and you need some visitors. >> you don't look a day over 85 and a half and a half. >>tweaking the list, on balance have the girls and boys been naughty or nice? >> glad you said that rather than good or bad. i would have to say the boys are a little bit more on the naughty list. >> santa. >> i'm working on it. >> as soon as natalie
about every day since hurricane sandy. >> i also give a special thanks to my lovely wife, mary pat christie who is here tonight who put up with a husband who has smelled like a wet fleece for the past three weeks. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> it's used to my skin at this point. >> i have seen you wearing suits. >> i wear them over the fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. >> a couple things here. the fleece is no longer on the governor. thank you, said the fleece. as you might expect, fleece has its the own twitter handle. 23 followers, 46,900 less than lester has. still growing oh, so strong. >> but who is counting? he has great comedic timing. >> i think we can get the numbers up to 27 with the four of us. >> yeah. and a little bakeoff. >> i think another couple and he should be good to go. we're almost there. >> jenna, thanks. >>> dylan dreyer with a check of the weather. hey, dylan. >> good morning. the weather in the eastern half of the country still looking okay, but we do have a lot of storms hitting the west coast. storm after storm. and they're only go
sandy. and that's part of the event today, as well. >> it really has. this area has really been torn, people are still recovering. there are many that are not going to have a traditional thanksgiving. and we're hoping that today could be a sense of rejuvenation and joy. we're all supporting the red cross, everybody in the parade this year, balloon handlers, float escorts, clowns, cheerleaders, myself, hopefully you guys will be wearing a red cross pin to show our support for the good work they've done and still are doing. >> have a great parade. i know you've got to get up town -- >> i do. al is up there, brought us great weather. i thank him for that. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> we'll send it back to you. >> we'll check in with you guys in a little bit later. you can watch the spectacular macy's thanksgiving day parade starting at 9:00 a.m. here on nbc. >> and now let's get a check of the weather from al. he's up town where the parade is getting ready to kick off. >> today's weather is brought to you by walmart, tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern time for a sp
. >>> vice president joe biden toured areas of the jersey shore still recovering from superstorm sandy. the self-described home boy who spent summers in the region as a boy toured the damage to iconic boardwalk at seaside heights and a damaged rail station in hoboken on sunday. >>> americans are carrying higher cret card balances, about 5% higher than last year, and the percentage of credit card payments that are at least 90 days late has started inching up from historically low levels. some good news for travelers this week as we head into thanksgiving. the average price for a gallon of gas has dropped seven cents over the past two weeks, this according to the lundberg survey. drivers are now paying $3.47 on average for a gallon of regular. >>> the "twilight" saga has three of the top ten biggest u.s. film openings ever. the latest and final episode "breaking dawn part 2" ruled the weekend box office grossing $111 million." that puts it eighth on the all-time list. the james bond drama "sky fall" was second. and let's hope you were not we cannen out of bed this mning the way this red
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